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Preaching the Word, 18 January 2020

The “Preaching the Word” workshop is designed for laity who are interested in preaching at ESUMC. The workshop will expose students to United Methodist theologies of worship and preaching as well as provide preaching techniques and resources for sermon preparation. The workshop will be taught in English.

The workshop is Saturday, 18 January 2020 from 09:00-17:00.

Successful completion of the workshop qualifies students for election as ‘preaching assistants’ at ESUMC.

The workshop registration cost is €10.

To register for the workshop, please email Pastor Matthew A. Laferty at matthew.laferty [at] emk.at.

Advent and Christmas 2019

Join the English-Speaking United Methodist Church of Vienna for Advent and Christmas 2019. Advent is the season of preparation for the birth of Jesus. Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

Worship services

1 December  – First Sunday of Advent – Pastor Matthew preaching on the coming of the Son of Man from Matthew 24. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Worship begins at 11:15.

8 December – Second Sunday of Advent – Pastor Matthew preaching on John the Baptist preparing the way for Jesus. Worship begins at 11:15.

15 December – Third Sunday of Advent – ESUMC children and youth present the annual Christmas play during worship. Worship begins at 11:15.

22 December – Fourth Sunday of Advent –  The worship service will be a special service of lessons and carols. The service is filled with Scripture readings related to the birth of Jesus and our favorite Advent and Christmas hymns. Worship begins at 11:15.

24 December – Christmas Eve – Celebrate the birth of Jesus at one of our services. Our family service which is geared to children begins at 14:30. Our traditional service begins at 18:00. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. 

29 December – First Sunday of Christmastide – Pastor Matthew preaching on Jesus coming of age from Luke 2 (Jesus visits the Temple at age 12). 

Special Prayer Services

ESUMC and our German-speaking congregation will be holding special prayer services on Thursday evenings during Advent. The services will follow the style of the Taize Community. The services will be held on  December 5, 12, and 19 at 19:00 in the church sanctuary. All are welcome.

Our Location

We are located at Sechshauser Strasse 56, 1150 Vienna. Street parking is available on Sunday. Take the 57 A bus to ‘Grimmgasse’. The nearest U-bahn station is ‘Längenfeldgasse’ on lines U4 and U6. At the station take the exit toward Storchensteg.

 

Giving Tuesday on 3 December

 

This year’s Giving Tuesday offering is 3 December 2019. Monies donated through the Giving Tuesday offering support two ESUMC mission and outreach projects – the Wärmestube (winter daytime shelter) project and The United Methodist Church in Albania. 

You may give to the Giving Tuesday offering anytime before 3 December. Specially-marked envelopes are available from ushers on Sunday. You can also give via bank transfer to the church account (IBAN: AT23 1200 0006 2016 1208); note ‘Giving Tuesday’ in your bank transfer. Or you can give with your credit card through the UMC Advance mission project website. Click here to give with a credit card. 

Contact the church office with questions.

Give generously to share God’s love and compassion with the world!

Harvest Festival 2019

Come and praise God as we thank the Lord for the bountiful blessings we have received. Enjoy lively music from our choirs. Make special offerings of thanksgiving. Dine on international food and take part in fellowship after the worship service. 

WHEN: Sunday, 20th October 2019 at 11:15
WHERE: The English-Speaking United Methodist Church of Vienna, Sechshauser Strasse 56, 1150 Wien
WHAT TO BRING: Bring a food dish from your home country to share for the international buffet
WHO MAY ATTEND? All people are welcome!

Directions to the church

  • By car – On Sundays street parking is free and available around the church.
  • By U-bahn – The nearest U-bahn station is ‘Längenfeldgasse’ on lines U4 and U6. At the station take the exit toward Storchensteg.
  • By bus – Take the 57 A bus to ‘Grimmgasse’. 

Holy Week and Easter 2019

Join the English-Speaking United Methodist Church of Vienna in commemorating the events of Holy Week and Easter from 14-21 April 2019.

Worship Services

14 April – Palm Sunday – Pastor Matthew preaching on Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem from Luke 19. Children will process with palms and sing during worship. The service begins at 11:15.

18 April – Maundy Thursday – A special service to remember Jesus’ command to love and serve one another. The evening begins with a potluck at 18:00 with the service at 19:00.

19 April – Good Friday – We commemorate Jesus’ murder on the cross. The 12:30 ecumenical service will be at Christ Church Anglican (Jaurèsgasse 12, 1030 Wien). Our evening service will begin at 19:30 at ESUMC.

21 April – Easter Sunday – Come and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Holy Communion will be celebrated. The service begins at 11:15.

Bible Study Opportunity

Also, join us for our regular adult Bible study on Wednesday evening, 17 April. The study begins at 18:30 with a light meal and the study commences at 19:10. The group is studying the Book of James. 

Flowers for the Easter Cross

We will be decorating an Easter Cross during the Easter Sunday service. The Easter cross is made from our Christmas tree. You are invited to bring flowers to place on the cross.

Our Location

We are located at Sechshauser Strasse 56, 1150 Vienna. Street parking is available on Sunday. Take the 57 A bus to ‘Grimmgasse’. The nearest U-bahn station is ‘Längenfeldgasse’ on lines U4 and U6. At the station take the exit toward Storchensteg.

 

Advent and Christmas 2018

Join the English-Speaking United Methodist Church of Vienna for Advent and Christmas 2018. Advent is the season of preparation for the birth of Jesus. Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

Worship services

2 December  – First Sunday of Advent – Pastor Matthew preaching on watching for Christ from Luke 21. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Worship begins at 11:15.

9 December – Second Sunday of Advent – Pastor Laura Trent preaching on preparing the way of the Lord from Luke 3. Pastor Laura was pastor at ESUMC from 2004-2011. Worship begins at 11:15.

16 December – Third Sunday of Advent – ESUMC children and youth present the annual Christmas play during worship. Worship begins at 11:15.

23 December – Fourth Sunday of Advent –  The worship service will be a special service of lessons and carols. The service is filled with Scripture readings related to the birth of Jesus and our favorite Advent and Christmas hymns. Worship begins at 11:15.

24 December – Christmas Eve – Celebrate the birth of Jesus at one of our services. Our family service which is geared to children begins at 14:30. Our traditional service begins at 18:00. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. 

25 December – Christmas Day – Come and help with our winter daytime shelter program! We open the church to our neighbors and friends to share hospitality and food. The program runs from 10:00-17:00. There is no worship service on Christmas Day.

30 December – First Sunday of Christmastide – Pastor Matthew preaching on Jesus coming of age from Luke 2 (Jesus visits the Temple at age 12). 

Special Prayer Services

ESUMC and our German-speaking congregation will be holding special prayer services on Thursday evenings during Advent. The services will follow the style of the Taize Community. The services will be held on November 29 and December 6, 13, and 20 at 19:00 in the church sanctuary. All are welcome.

Study on Christian Spiritual Practices

Pastor Matthew will lead a study of Christian spiritual practices from the study Five Means of Grace: Experiencing God’s Love the Wesleyan Way. The study takes place on Wednesday evenings from 18:30-20:30 in the church fellowship hall. 

November 21—Prayer

November 28—Searching the Scriptures

December 5—The Lord’s Supper

December 12—Fasting

December 19—Christian Conferencing

Our Location

We are located at Sechshauser Strasse 56, 1150 Vienna. Street parking is available on Sunday. Take the 57 A bus to ‘Grimmgasse’. The nearest U-bahn station is ‘Längenfeldgasse’ on lines U4 and U6. At the station take the exit toward Storchensteg.

 

2018 Harvest Festival

Join the English-Speaking United Methodist Church for our annual Harvest Festival! The Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 14th at 11:15 at ESUMC.

Come and praise God as we thank the Lord for the bountiful blessings we have received. Enjoy lively music from our choirs. Make special offerings of thanksgiving. Dine on international food and take part in fellowship after the worship service. 

WHEN: Sunday, October 14th at 11:15
WHERE: The English-Speaking United Methodist Church of Vienna, Sechshauser Strasse 56, 1150 Wien
WHAT TO BRING: Bring a food dish from your home country to share for the international buffet
WHO MAY ATTEND? All people are welcome!

Directions to the church

  • By car – On Sundays street parking is free and available around the church.
  • By U-bahn – The nearest U-bahn station is ‘Längenfeldgasse’ on lines U4 and U6. At the station take the exit toward Storchensteg.
  • By bus – Take the 57 A bus to ‘Grimmgasse’. 

Harvest Festival 2017

Join the English-Speaking United Methodist Church for our annual Harvest Festival! The Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 15th at 11:15 at ESUMC.

Come and praise God as we thank the Lord for the bountiful blessings we have received. Enjoy lively music from our choirs. Make special offerings of thanksgiving. Dine on international food and take part in fellowship after the worship service. 

WHEN: Sunday, October 15th at 11:15
WHERE: The English-Speaking United Methodist Church of Vienna, Sechshauser Strasse 56, 1150 Wien
WHAT TO BRING: Bring a food dish from your home country to share for the international buffet
WHO MAY ATTEND? All people are welcome!

Directions to the church

  • By car – On Sundays street parking is free and available around the church.
  • By U-bahn – The nearest U-bahn station is ‘Längenfeldgasse’ on lines U4 and U6. At the station take the exit toward Storchensteg.
  • By bus – Take the 57 A bus to ‘Grimmgasse’. 

2017 Vacation Bible School

The 2017 Vacation Bible School program is now open for registration. The program will run daily from Monday, August 14 through Friday, August 18 from 09:00-16:00.

This year’s theme is “Hero Central: Discovering Your Strength in God!” The theme Bible verse is “Do good! Seek peace and go after it!”—Psalm 34:14b, CEB.

There will be Bible stories, games, science projects, music classes, craft time, and much learning about strength which comes from God.

VBS is open to children ages 4-15.

The program is run in English.

Lunch and snacks will be provided.

VBS is free and open to the public.

Contact Diana Mangan for more information or to volunteer at office[at]esumc.at.

Click here to register online for VBS.